Social Franchising: Improving quality and expanding contraceptive choice in the private sector webinar
Presenters (see bios below):
- Martyn Smith, FP2020 (Moderator)
- Sarah Thurston, Population Services International (PSI)
- Tesfaye Mesele, Marie Stopes International – Ethiopia
- Daniel Crapper, PSI/Myanmar
Martyn Smith, FP2020 (Moderator)
Martyn Smith serves as the Managing Director for Family Planning 2020 (FP2020). He has extensive leadership experience in the FP/RH health sectors in both Africa and Asia across the last 10 years, with a further 10 years of international experience in both the private and NGO sectors across three continents. From 2008 to 2013, he led and transformed Marie Stopes International organizations in India and Sierra Leone before taking on a technical role as MSI’s deputy regional director for Asia.
Sarah Thurston, Population Services International (PSI)
Sarah serves as Senior Technical Advisor for PSI-SIFPO2, working across a range of interventions to strengthen private health sector delivery of family planning method choice, including through social franchising. With 13 years’ experience in technical and programmatic roles focused on West Africa and South Asia, Sarah has worked and published on social franchising, public-private partnerships, health financing, and commodity security for large service delivery organizations like PSI and MSI and in humanitarian assistance.
Tesfaye Mesele, Marie Stopes International – Ethiopia
Tesfaye works for MSI Ethiopia as Director of private sector support and informatics. He introduced a new social franchise strategy for Marie Stopes International Ethiopia in 2017, which brings massive change on individual franchisee quality and productivity improvement. Tesfaye has substantial experience on health sector development particularly on the health and livelihood of women and children. Currently, Tesfaye’s focus is on health care financing and social franchise business sustainability to increase access to equitable SRH services.
Daniel Crapper, PSI/Myanmar
Daniel has over eighteen years of management and leadership experience in both the private and not-for-profit sectors, creating long term strategic visions for organizations to enable them to expand health impact, foster innovation, build meaningful relations with government stakeholders, and raise funding from a wide portfolio of donors. Daniel has managed a diverse portfolio of projects, including social marketing and social franchising of HIV, reproductive health, malaria and maternal/child health services. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Economics from Cambridge University.